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Jan 09, 2015 19:57 |  #1

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Jan 10, 2015 11:27 |  #2

Interesting. My biggest gripe with Yongo has been the retailer up till now. I don't trust eBay and amazon's crappy packaging jobs.


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Jan 10, 2015 12:17 |  #3

I'll still order from ebay or amazon due to the fact that B&H is more expensive and I have to pay tax.


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Jan 10, 2015 13:11 |  #4

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I'll still order from ebay or amazon due to the fact that B&H is more expensive and I have to pay tax.

Wouldn't that be more accurately worded if you said, "B&H is more expensive for me because I have to pay tax since I live in NY."?

I mean there are always deals here and there but all in all on average these big online retailers are all nearly identical in their pricing.


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Jan 10, 2015 19:59 |  #5

FEChariot wrote in post #17375523 (external link)
Interesting. My biggest gripe with Yongo has been the retailer up till now. I don't trust eBay and amazon's crappy packaging jobs.

Yep. I thought Amazon did a crappy packaging job when they accidentally sent me an extra pair of 622c transceivers with my order. Let me tell you how much I hated that. :-D


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Jan 11, 2015 01:57 |  #6

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Yep. I thought Amazon did a crappy packaging job when they accidentally sent me an extra pair of 622c transceivers with my order. Let me tell you how much I hated that. :-D

Part of me is saying nice score, the other part is saying where is your integrity.


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Jan 11, 2015 06:26 |  #7

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Part of me is saying nice score, the other part is saying where is your integrity.

In my experience, when Amazon makes a mistake in my favor, and I alert them to it (it's happened before more than once), they've told me to keep it. But thanks for the moral scolding.


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Jan 11, 2015 08:26 |  #8

I have a question for the ethics professor before he starts billing tuition. What is the greater harm to said retailer? Is it worse that one repeat customer kept a freebie or that another customer publicly cast aspersions suggesting no confidence in the retailer's ability to package products?

Amazon and ebay are huge, and have varied retail/distribution operations, so of course there are going to be shipping/packaging issues from time to time. My experiences with both have been generally positive, and I was merely offering a counterpoint to a sweeping blanket statement.

Back to the OP, I think this development is good news. Yongnuo offers great alternatives, the B&H relationship clearly boosts their reputation, and hopefully that will mean more things to come for budget photographers in the near future.


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Jan 11, 2015 08:50 |  #9

It's good to see them getting a wider distribution channel. I picked up a couple of YN560 (version I) flashes a couple years ago when I was looking for some simple optical trigger flashes and the local camera didn't really have anything to offer other than third party flashes that cost almost as much as a Canon 430ex.

It's good to see a new player filling a hole in the market for hobbyists like me who want to explore some advanced techniques but do not want to or are unable to spend the money on professional level gear.


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Jan 11, 2015 09:22 |  #10

I'd be happy to buy through B&H, at least you know you'll be looked after in the event of a problem...

I've bought Chinese products from both Amazon & from China through eBay & no one wants to help when things go awry...ie sorry your flash failed @ 6 months, package it up & return it to us (in China) then sorry failure not covered under Wty etc...due to some excuse or another...

Buy from a reputable store then deal with them...sure you pay a little more, but for peace of-mind I'd say it's worth it, for me at least.


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Jan 11, 2015 09:28 |  #11

I ordered a Yongnuo 568 ex II a few months ago from Amazon. We order from Amazon for a lot of other stuff, too and have never had a problem. The packaging is always good, too. Im gonna be ordering from B&H in the not too distant future for my next lens purchase, but I wouldn't hesitate to use Amazon if they have a better deal. I was wondering when B&H was gonna start selling yongnuo stuff. My flash seems well made and has so far been reliable.

For people who distrust Amazon, remember there are items for sale on there by and packaged by private sellers and there are items for sale by and packaged by Amazon. Private seller items have been hit and miss (the worse it gets is items take a month to get to my door). Amazon fulfilled orders have always been good, speedy shipping, packaging is good, all of it.

If a box arrives at your door damaged, it may not automatically be the retailer's fault. Shipping companies abuse packages sometimes. The world is really big and there are a lot of people ordering from the same retailers and using the same shipping companies. There are people who are bound to have bad experiences with either the retailer or parcel service, but most people have good experiences.


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Jan 11, 2015 09:37 |  #12

This is awesome! I've got limited experience with YN but now I'll have more! :)


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Jan 11, 2015 10:22 |  #13

Nice that B&H is carrying YN now. I bought a 622C-TX and two 622C's a couple months ago direct from the company. Paid the same price B&H is charging, but I had to wait longer than I would have ordering through B&H.


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Jan 11, 2015 10:57 |  #14

I have heard quality ranges from horrible to great about Yongnuo. The price is right but I ain't ready to pounce. It can't fail in the middle of a wedding, for instance, which I have seen before. But maybe a fluke, I don't know.
I like tests where folks just use the product and report not the lab set-ups where everything is right.


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Jan 11, 2015 13:08 |  #15

PineBomb wrote in post #17376923 (external link)
I have a question for the ethics professor before he starts billing tuition. What is the greater harm to said retailer? Is it worse that one repeat customer kept a freebie or that another customer publicly cast aspersions suggesting no confidence in the retailer's ability to package products?

First off let's be clear. There is a massive moral difference going from, "I scored extra stuff at their expense", and "they let me keep extra stuff after I was honest with them about them shipping too many items."

Second let's compare situations here. In your case a person made an honest mistake. We are human and not perfect. In my case and I have orderd many items from both EBay and Amazon and the packaging job is consistently less robust than say B&H and Adorama. Stuff comes in sliding freely around inside the packing box, the outerbox is often smashed, and sometimes the inside product boxes are damaged too. That is either a business decision to save money on packaging on all packages shipped or a consistent lack of care factor from the workers doing the packaging and far different from a one off mistake made by one person.

Are you suggesting it is immoral for me to give an honest review of their packaging methods? Or would it be more immoral to not let future consumers know what to expect?


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